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October 29, 2014

How to Dockerize your Dropwizard Application

Xebia Blog
If you want to deploy your Dropwizard Application on a Docker server, you can Dockerize your Dropwizard Application. Since a Dropwizard Application is already packaged as an executable Java ARchive file, creating a Docker image for such an applicatio More...
October 27, 2014

Dropwizard @ Middleware Meetup

Xebia Blog
On Tuesday October 14th the Amsterdam Middleware Meetup experimented with Dropwizard. The idea was to find out what this technology is about, where it could be useful and what the alternatives are. So below I’ll give you an overview of Dropwizard a More...
October 21, 2014

Protected: Upcoming Censum 2.0.0 Release!

jClarity
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. More...
October 17, 2014

How to deploy a Docker application into production on Amazon AWS

Xebia Blog
Docker reached production status a few months ago. But having the container technology alone is not enough. You need a complete platform infrastructure before you can deploy your docker application in production. Amazon AWS offers exactly that: a pr More...
October 17, 2014

Then When Given

Xebia Blog
People who practice ATDD all know how frustrating it can be to write automated examples. Especially when you get stuck overthinking the preconditions of examples. This post describes an alternative approach to writing acceptance tests: write them ba More...
October 14, 2014

AngularJS Training Week

Xebia Blog
Just a few more weeks and it's the AngularJS Training Week at Xebia in Hilversum (The Netherlands). 4 days full with AngularJS content, from 17 to 20 October, 2014. In these different days we will cover the AngularJS basics, AngularJS advanced topics More...
October 13, 2014

Web Services Architecture – When to Use SOAP vs REST

Armel Nenes Blog
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representation State Transfer) are popular with developers working on system integration based projects. Software architects will design the application from various perspectives and also decides, based More...
October 13, 2014

Fast and Easy integration testing with Docker and Overcast

Xebia Blog
Challenges with integration testing Suppose that you are writing a MongoDB driver for java. To verify if all the implemented functionality works correctly, you ideally want to test it against a REAL MongoDB server. This brings a couple of challenges: More...
October 13, 2014

Xebia KnowledgeCast Episode 5: Madhur Kathuria and Scrum Day Europe 2014

Xebia Blog
The Xebia KnowledgeCast is a bi-weekly podcast about software architecture, software development, lean/agile, continuous delivery, and big data. Also, we'll have some fun with stickies! In this 5th episode, we share key insights of Madhur Kathuria, X More...
October 10, 2014

New daily stand up questions

Xebia Blog
This post provides some alternate standup questions to let your standup be: aimed forward, goal focused, team focused. The questions are: What have I achieved since our last SUM? What is my goal for today? What things keep me from reaching my goal? W More...
October 10, 2014

The LGPL on Android

Xebia Blog
My client had me code review an Android app built for them by a third party. As part of my review, I checked the licensing terms of the open source libraries that it used. Most were using Apache 2.0 without a NOTICE file. One was using the GNU Lesser More...
October 9, 2014

Function references in Swift and retain cycles

Xebia Blog
The Swift programming language comes with some nice features. One of those features are closures, which are similar to blocks in objective-c. As mentioned in the Apple guides, functions are special types of closures and they too can be passed around More...
October 8, 2014

Swift - classes

AlBlue's Blog
In this episode of the swift introduction series we’ll be looking at classes in swift. Swift is a language that supports both functional and object oriented concepts. Classes are defined with the class keyword and the body is surrounded in bra More...
October 8, 2014

Swift - classes

AlBlue’s Blog
In this episode of the swift introduction series we’ll be looking at classes in swift. Swift is a language that supports both functional and object oriented concepts. Classes are defined with the class keyword and the body is surrounded in bra More...
October 8, 2014

Stalwarts of Tech – An Interview with Peter Lawrey – Chronicle, Stackoverflow and Performance

jClarity
About this series This is the next interview in a regular series of interviews with stalwarts of the technology industry. We wanted to highlight many of the unsung heroes of the technology industry, the people and projects that have made huge impacts More...
October 7, 2014

Using Groovy to import XML data into MongoDB

Trisha's Ramblings
New Blog Post: Using Groovy to import XML data into  MongoDB More...
October 6, 2014

Why 'Why' Is Everything

Xebia Blog
The 'Why' part is perhaps the most important aspect of a user story. This links to the sprint goal which links ultimately to the product vision and organisation's vision. Lately, I got reminded of the very truth of this statement. My youngest is part More...
October 6, 2014

How to create a Value Stream Map

Xebia Blog
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a -very- useful tool to gain insight in the workflow of a process and can be used to identify both Value Adding Activities and Non Value Adding Activities in a process stream while providing handles for optimizing the pr More...
October 3, 2014

Integrating Geb with FitNesse using the Groovy ConfigSlurper

Xebia Blog
We've been playing around with Geb for a while now and writing tests using WebDriver and Groovy has been a delight! Geb integrates well with JUnit, TestNG, Spock, and Cucumber. All there is left to do is integrating it with FitNesse ... or More...
October 2, 2014

Swift - functions

AlBlue's Blog
In this new series, we’ll be looking at Apple’s new Swift programming language, and how you can start mastering Swift. No prior experience of Apple technologies is assumed, though you will have to have a recent Mac OSX and Xcode 6.0.1 or More...
October 2, 2014

Swift - functions

AlBlue’s Blog
In this new series, we’ll be looking at Apple’s new Swift programming language, and how you can start mastering Swift. No prior experience of Apple technologies is assumed, though you will have to have a recent Mac OSX and Xcode 6.0.1 or More...
October 1, 2014

JavaOne 2014: “Cloud Developer’s DHARMA: Redefining ‘done’ for Cloud Applications”

The Tai-Dev Blog
I’m currently at JavaOne and have just finished presenting the latest iteration of my “Cloud Developer’s DHARMA” talk, which was great fun. As promised, here are the slides:     The abstract for this talk is include More...
October 1, 2014

Liferay and AngularJS Made Simple: Connecting AngularJS to a Backend with REST and JSON

Armel Nenes Blog
 IntroductionLiferay is the leading Open Source Enterprise Portal. One may asked what an enterprise portal is and this question is very valid as it has been asked on every single Liferay project that I have worked. This blog post is not about de More...
October 1, 2014

Swift - functions

AlBlue's Blog
In this new series, we’ll be looking at Apple’s new Swift programming language, and how you can start mastering Swift. No prior experience of Apple technologies is assumed, though you will have to have a recent Mac OSX and Xcode 6.0.1 or More...
October 1, 2014

Swift - functions

AlBlue’s Blog
In this new series, we’ll be looking at Apple’s new Swift programming language, and how you can start mastering Swift. No prior experience of Apple technologies is assumed, though you will have to have a recent Mac OSX and Xcode 6.0.1 or More...
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